Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Somewhat better

I took Rick's words to heart and printed out those 228 pages into a booklet form
and studied up about focusing.
I think I have the beginnings of knowledge of how to do it when the camera doesn't want to
(and no, camera, you can't "just say no")

So now what I need to do is practice, practice, practice until I can do it in my sleep and in my waking state without needing to look it up.
As I look at it now though I see that I was in a little too close and cut too much off the background.  I think that's what my friend Lisa's suggestion about wide angle meant as I read up on that,
seems it does not mean what I thought it meant.  I thought it just meant a wider picture, with more in the sides, but I think it has to do more with depth of the picture?  Correct me if I'm wrong please.
 I couldn't find it in the manual....I think the
index leaves a lot to be desired because I know I zacksidnetally saw it show up as an option as
I looked through the lens one time....it has to be there somewhere.
That will be my next learning goal.
Thanks for the pointers and keep them coming.


  1. Hi Joyce. You are on the right track with depth of field. I think it is the one thing that I think about the most with my photography. I found a really easy to follow video for explaining what it does and how apertures work. When you have time, the video is 6min. long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWiTMRoQwb4 Happy Canada Day!

  2. You are doing just fine! This looks great. You can have a camera for ages and not discover it all -- do what you can -- your eye will guide you as to when to study even more!

  3. I would love to be able to do manual focus, but, honestly, my eyes just aren't good enough. Really. BAD vision.